Donna Augustine

USA Today Bestselling Author

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The Keepers Audiobook Coming Soon!

I’ve got great news! I’ve contracted with a producer to have The Keepers made into and audiobook with the rest of the series to follow shortly after.

The narrator, Laurel Schroeder, nailed the essence of Jo right from the very first audition. She’s an extremely talented actress and has agreed to sign on to do the entire series. I can’t wait to hear what she does with the rest of the books. I’ll post a link to an audition sample as soon as it’s available.

The Keepers should be available sometime in March to coincide with the next book in the series.

Polymer Clay Nose Tutorial for Needle Felted Animals

I’ve recieved a lot of questions lately about needle felting, also known as soft sculpture. When I first started, all my information came from free online sources, so I’ve decided to return the favor by posting some tutorials of my own.

I’ve decided to start with how I make my noses.

All you need is a cuticle stick and a bar of polymer clay. Most craft stores sell small packages of polymer clay. Warning, don’t let the clay touch your finished wood surfaces. Whatever oils they use for this clay can be damaging.

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Make a three dinmensional triangle but round all the edges. image (15)Make a line down the center.  image (16)

With the point of the stick, make two holes.

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Make lines from the holes, to the sides.

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Check the package of your clay for baking temps and times. I baked mine at 265 degrees for twenty minutes.

After it cools, glue the nose onto your needle felted critter. I will sometimes make several noses in one batch for ease if I’m going to be doing a lot of felting. Also, it helps to have several size increments available.

 

My example below is a bulldog WIP. If you like him, check back in the next week or so. I’ll be posting a tutorial on how I made him and be giving him away.

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Sculpting Dragons

I haven’t sculpted anything in a long while. I decided to break out the polymer clay for a New Year’s Day Giveaway over at www.ismellsheep.com

If you want to enter to win it, swing over there Jan 1st. They’ll have some pictures posted on how I made it. I’ll load up a more extensive tutorial over here at some point in the future for anyone interested.

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A Very Paranormal Holiday Blog Hop

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Authors Kallysten and Tricia Schneider organized this Very Paranormal holidays Blog Hop to share their love for paranormal romance, help you discover new authors, win books, prizes… and maybe a brand new Kindle Fire!

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Two days ago, Jo Davids was a waitress by night and a college kid by day, with the unnerving problem of objects floating around her.

One Day ago, Jo’s sexy boss, Cormac, noticed her for all the wrong reasons when she witnessed a man transform into a monster in the basement of his casino.

Today, Cormac ordered her shot.

If he’s real lucky, she won’t die. Because if she does, all hope is lost.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FREE COPY:

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Offer valid til Jan 6th.

 

My Giveaway

 

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Grand Prize

 

 

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Winter Warmers Giveaway Hop

Winter Warmers Giveaway HopIn the culinary world, there is a thing called the amuse-bouche, a single bite.  I often get single random scenes that play through my head. For this giveaway, I’ve decided to share one, a sort of literary amuse-bouche.

 

We stood mere inches apart, just close enough for a deep breath to cause my shirt to graze his chest. I’d wanted him since I was a young girl of fourteen. Now, at twenty-six, he’d finally taken notice of me.

Now was too late, but bad my body disagreed with me. Back arched, lips parted and ragged breaths, every signal contradicted my next words to him.

“We can’t do this. I’ve got a life you don’t fit into.”

He moved a hair closer and I stepped back until I felt the wall behind me. He bent his head closer to me, hands on either side. So close but not close enough.

You can’t do this,” he said, a playful smile on his face and a gleam of anticipation in his intense grey eyes. “I can do anything I want.”

His left hand ran along my neck, his thumb pressing my chin upward. I should tell him to stop. I would before it got any further. His lips teasingly touched mine. His tongue darted into my mouth, inviting me to play, just as my reserve started to give way.

This man was my kryptonite.

I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to help fill your kindle with romance!

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I’d like to thank Felicity Heaton and Indie Romance Books for hosting this blog hop! Their links are below if you would like to visit them.
http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/blog/ http://www.indieromancebooks.com/blog/

Don’t stop here! There is a list of sites below, all with their own giveaways : )


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